Dunedin's biggest taxi operator says its decision not to hike fares could stabilise city prices even as rival companies get ready to review their rates.
There are fears a serious assault on a Dunedin taxi driver will spawn copycat crimes that could put more drivers in hospital.
Dunedin's biggest taxi operator wants drivers assured a long-running licensing debacle which threatened to undermine their livelihoods really has been fixed.
The latest person to set up as a taxi operator in Alexandra is confident the demand will be there to make it viable.
The Government will look at using regulation similar to Australia's in a proposal to make it mandatory to have security cameras in the majority of New Zealand taxis.
More than $100,000 has been raised for the family of slain Auckland taxi driver Hiren Mohini.
The cost of taxi-driver safety in Auckland and Wellington will be borne in part by Dunedin consumers, New Zealand Taxi Federation executive member Bill Collie says.
The knifepoint robbery of a taxi driver in Tauranga last night was the third attack on a cabbie in the city in two weeks.